What can I study

Discover the different subject areas you can study at Nottingham Trent University as a study abroad student.

Students in discussion in classroom

At NTU the individual units you study are called modules. These are sometimes called courses or classes in other universities.

Students are normally required to take a full module load at NTU: 60 credits (30 ECTS) per semester or 120 credits (60 ECTS) over a full academic year.  Many NTU modules are 20 credits each, however, there are 10, 30, 40 and even full year modules worth 100 credits, depending on your study subject.

We recommend that for every 1 credit you should aim to do around 10 hours of independent study. This means that for each 20 credit course, you should be putting in 200 hours of study per semester. Students are expected to attend all the classes and complete all the assessments for each module.

Please consider your module choices carefully and liaise with your home university exchange coordinator to ensure your choices are appropriate for your subject and level of study. Your home university coordinator must approve your module choices. We also advise students to consider a few alternative modules in case first choices are not available due to limited availability, timetable clashes or module withdrawal.

You will normally select modules from the second year of an undergraduate programme. In some subjects, you will be able to choose from level 1 and level 3 modules also, but please ensure that you meet all academic pre-requisites for all selected modules.

Our exchange and study abroad students are taught alongside home and international students taking full degree programmes. Please note that you will not be able to mix modules across different Schools.

Find out more about the modules available, and the contact details below:

  • Nottingham Business School

    • Accounting and Finance
    • Business
    • Economics
    • Human Resources
    • Management
    • Marketing

    For any further questions please email the Nottingham Business School.

  • Nottingham Law School

    • Law
    • Law with Business
    • Law with Criminology
    • Law with Psychology

    For any further questions please email the Nottingham Law School.

  • School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

    • Animal Science
    • Ecology
    • Environmental Science
    • Equine Science
    • Food Science
    • Geography
    • Horticulture
    • Veterinary Nursing
    • Wildlife Conservation

    For any further questions please email the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.

  • School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

    • Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Civil Engineering
    • Construction and Surveying
    • Product Design
    • Property Management and Development

    For any further questions please email the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

  • School of Art & Design

    • Animation
    • Graphic Design and Photography
    • Costume, Theatre, Film and Television Design
    • Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design
    • Fashion Management
    • Marketing and Communication
    • Fine and Decorative Arts

    For any further questions please email the School of Art & Design.

  • School of Arts and Humanities

    • English, European and Global studies
    • Film and Television
    • History
    • Journalism
    • Languages
    • Linguistics and Communication
    • Media
    • Philosophy
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

    For any further questions please email the School of Arts and Humanities.

  • School of Science and Technology

    • Biosciences
    • Chemistry
    • Computing and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Forensic Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Sport Science

    plus laboratory projects.

    For any further questions please email the School of Science and Technology.

  • School of Social Sciences

    • Criminology
    • Health and Social Care
    • International Relations
    • Politics
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Sociology
    • Youth Justice
    • Youth Studies

    For any further questions please email the School of Social Sciences.

University Language Programme

The University Language Programme (ULP) offers you an opportunity to gain and develop both general and professionally relevant language skills at a number of levels. You will be placed in an appropriate stage that suits your existing knowledge and ability. This includes English as a Foreign Language, which you may be able to select even before you arrive. Find out further information on our ULP page.

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